California Cowboy Caviar

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California Cowboy Caviar

Total Time: 5 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 350
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 770mg
Total Carbs 49g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 12g
Potassium 804mg

Vitamin A 23 mcg; Vitamin C 12 mg; Calcium 135 mg; Iron 5 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 127 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.15 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 10%; Iron 30 %; Vitamin D 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Third-generation California Avocado grower Tara Axell Rosenthal is known for this California Cowboy Caviar recipe, which her friends and family sometimes simply call “Tara’s salsa”. It takes just six ingredients to make this tasty cowboy caviar avocado salsa – three pantry staples, beans, corn and olives, plus three fresh produce items, flavorful green onions, crisp cucumber and creamy California Avocado.

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Serves: 4

1 (15-oz) can white beans, drained and rinsed 1 (11-oz) can shoepeg or sweet corn, drained 1 (4.25 oz) can chopped California black olives 3 green onions, diced 1 cucumber, diced 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced
  1. Mix the beans, corn, olives, green onions and cucumber.
  2. Gently fold in the avocado and serve.


  1. You can substitute roasted fresh shoepeg corn or sweet corn.
  2. Add some heat with minced chiles like serranos or jalapeños.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with scoop-shaped tortilla chips or spoon into lettuce cups.

Beverage Pairing: Your favorite local beer.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are lots of quick and easy recipes on this site. Some have more than 7 ingredients, but most can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Even with simple recipes it helps to know how to store avocados before you use them and if you have any left over.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

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